Travel theme: Illuminated

After my twirl around Seattle’s giant, glowing, singing flowers, I am looking at a few other illuminated sights I’ve spotted on my travels. First up, the amazing illuminated Multiverse walkway at the National Gallery of Art in DC.

Leo Villareal Multiverse National Gallery of Art Washington DC

Here’s a bike taxi reflected in a pool of rainwater against the neon illuminations of New York’s Times Square.

reflections nyc bike taxi

Then there is the Chihuly glass flower ceiling at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, the epicentre of illumination.

las vegas desert night glow us road trip usa america driving chihuly ceiling dale

Now it’s over to you to shed a little light on this week’s theme. If you would like to join in (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:

  • Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Illuminated
  • Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
  • Get your post in by next Thursday, as the new travel theme comes out on Friday
  • Don’t forget to subscribe to keep up to date on the latest weekly travel themes. Sign up via the email subscription link in the sidebar or RSS

Lighten up!

xxx Ailsa

Clever people master life; the wise illuminate it and create fresh difficulties. – Emil Nolde

There are two kinds of light — the glow that illumines, and the glare that obscures. – James Thurber


About ailsapm

Hi there! I’m Ailsa Prideaux-Mooney. I’ve lived in many places, and travelled to many more. I had a lot of fun getting there and being there, wherever there happened to be at the time. I climbed a castle wall in Czesky Krumlov, abseiled down cliffs to go caving in the west of Ireland, slept on the beach in Paros, got chased by a swarm of bees in Vourvourou (ok that wasn’t fun, but it was exciting), learned flower arranging in Tokyo, found myself in the middle of a riot in Seoul, learned to snowboard in Salzburg, got lost in a labyrinth in Budapest and had my ice cream stolen by a gull in Cornwall. And I’m just getting started. If you’ve enjoyed what you’ve read so far, I’d love you to follow my travelogue - - and remember, anyone who tries to tell you it’s a small world hasn’t tried to see it all.
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174 Responses to Travel theme: Illuminated

  1. tchistorygal says:

    That first picture is amazing. I think those kinds of pictures are hardest to capture. Here are my choices.

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  3. ideflex says:

    I too always think of Chihuly when pondering your theme – so gorgeous. Here’s one I didn’t have to travel too far for! Please have a look at

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  5. I can’t get enough of your Multiverse Walkway photo!
    My Illuminated post is here:

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  9. Great images for your challenge, Ailsa. I love the illuminated walkway, and Chihuly is always good to see. 🙂 Here’s my entry:

  10. what a great theme idea! lovely pics!

  11. Just started following your page today. Great photos and theme ideas. Here’s my first contribution.
    Thank you.

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